Acknowledging alma mater
Vitebsk Art Museum gains new exhibit, as National Art Museum Director General Vladimir Prokoptsov donates picture
Mr. Prokoptsov donated his My Vitebsk to mark his birthday: on August 8th, at 8.08am (and 8 seconds). He emphasised his gratitude to Vitebsk’s State Pedagogical University (named after S.M. Kirov), saying, “This year marks the 40th anniversary of my graduation from Vitebsk’s Art and Graphical Department. In acknowledgement, I’ve decided to present the city with my picture, the plot of which is directly connected with Vitebsk.”
Asked what inspired him to create the canvas, Mr. Prokoptsov explained, “Last May, I went to Vitebsk to draw the night city. Just imagine: a painter standing with candles burning on this hat…” My Vitebsk will be exhibited at Vitebsk’s Art Museum for a full month. Come and see!
By Veniamin Mikheev
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